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Samsung SWA-8500S Review — Wireless Rear Loudspeakers For Your Home (2021)

Samsung SWA-8500S Review

Frankly speaking, sound bars are amazing but they don’t give a very good rear sound. They come in handy when it comes to front sound and the bass usually with the small subwoofer.

Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem: the Samsung SWA-8500S rear speaker kit. In this Samsung SWA-8500S review, we’re going into detail on the specific features that make this worth it. 



Samsung SWA-8500S Design

Measuring 3.00 x 3.00 x 5.70 inches in dimensions and weighing only 1.54 pounds, the Samsung SWA-8500S rear speakers are relatively small, which makes them convenient for use in different rooms in your house. 

Despite its small size, the speaker features a solid build quality for increased durability. It is also powerful enough to create stereo sound while watching movies or TV shows. 

Features of the Samsung SWA-8500S

Samsung SWA-8500S Sound Quality

The Samsung SWA-8500S kit is a 2.0 solution [1]. This means that the speakers are designed to add two channels to your soundbar. If you are looking forward to upgrading your entertainment game, the Samsung SWA-8500S is an excellent choice to use along with your Samsung soundbar whether you have a 3.1 or 5.1 sound system such as Onkyo HT-S3900

It gives you an amazing audio quality without sacrificing your home cinema budget. Besides, the frequency response is more than enough and the projection is quite amazing. Our tests show the trick is understanding how to control the speakers using the soundbar remote.

Surround Sound

The SWA-8500s rear speakers are designed to output up to 54 watts of power, it is lower than  Harman Kardon Onyx 2 and Onyx 3 with 60 watts power rating. However, it is an ideal amount for rear speakers. Each speaker is capable of doing up to 27 watts giving you enough power for surround sound. As such, the speakers have a crisp sound that creates a thrilling surround sound that will immerse you further into your TV show or movie.


The set comes as a combination of wireless and wired connectivity connections just like Logitech Z407 Bluetooth speakersThe system connects wirelessly from the rear hub to the soundbar, but wired from both the right and left rear speakers to the rear station. 

Samsung SWA-8500S Setup

The SWA-8500S is easy to set up you do not need to install it unlike the top in-ceiling speakers today. First connect the speakers to the wireless receiver module using the wires provided. Finally, connect it to your soundbar.


Our Samsung SWA-8500S review can’t be complete without mentioning how affordable this speaker set is despite its outstanding performance. Its price is as reasonable as the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 3 and 4 speakersOverall, the Samsung SWA-8500S might be an ideal option if you’re looking for an affordable yet powerful speaker kit that can complement your sound bar and enhance your overall surround sound experience.


How do I make my Samsung rear speakers louder?

To make your Samsung SWA-8500S rear speakers louder, you need to first ensure that they’re linked with the sound bar. Using the sound bar remote and reading from the sound bar’s display, press the settings button repeatedly until the sound bar’s screen displays “Rear Level”.  Then press the up button to increase the volume to your desired levels.

Is SWA 8500s compatible with Q60R?

Yes, the Samsung SWA 8500S is compatible and works great with Q60R.

How do I connect my SWA 8500s to my soundbar?

You can seamlessly connect your SWA 8500S to your soundbar by plugging in the power cord, and then attaching the rear speakers to the rear station using the color-coded connections.

Samsung SWA-8500S Review Conclusion

As you’ve seen from our experts’ Samsung SWA-8500S review, this is an outstanding wireless rear speaker kit that allows you to upgrade your existing sound system and enjoy an immersive, powerful, and clutter-free surround sound.

You can connect the rear speakers to your sound system wirelessly via WiFi for superior home audio experience whether you’re watching your favorite TV show or movie.

Looking for innovative device to better sync in your home theater system? Try to set up all your devices using Harmony Hub, a smart device to control you home entertainment system. 

Willie Greer

Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.
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